Have Chicken, Will Find New Recipes

Chickens in Pen 2

A few weeks back … yes, it has taken me that long to get to this task … a few weeks back I found a package of chicken breasts on sale.  I knew there were already some in the freezer, but also knew that adding more at a good price might save me later.

Last week was an unofficial ‘Soup Week’, focused on mainly beef soups.  I had planned to add in chicken, but did not have recipes pulled together.  Tonight (Monday) supper was late and just the kids and I.  We had an appointment at home after school and I was unsure as to when it would end.  The smart homemaker would have put something in the crockpot this morning.

The homemaker who lives here was doing well to address behaviors, instead of letting them slide for schedule sake, and get said kid to school without needing to take them in AND make it to an OT appointment in Big Town only 5 minutes late.  Okay, this particular homemaker should have gotten up at 5:50 a.m. when the kids did, but she was hopeful they would go back to sleep.  No such luck.

For supper I determined I would make a simple chicken and noodle recipe.  I had chicken to use, as well as peppers and random tomatoes hanging out in the fridge.  Adding all to a pan, I included onion and Mrs. Dash Lime Fiesta seasoning.  This meal was the catalyst I needed to find chicken recipes.  My hope was to add some to a slow cooker, cook them over night and add them to the freezer tomorrow.  Several were found that fit the bill and one that will be cooked tomorrow.

white wine herb lemon chicken with noodles in bowls

I visited my favorite slow cooker website – A Year of Slow Cooking (also known as Crockpot365).  Here are 3 recipe I plan to try with the chicken breasts I have left:

The first two will be added to the freezer, along with left overs from tonight.  The last one will be the meal for Wednesday night.  A good thing as Wednesday holds another meeting at home.  It will be quick, but it not something for which I want to have a big mess in the kitchen.

This is also a good plan as I will some some items in  the fridge and garden that will need to be used up soon.  I love it when I can add what I have and not have to make a trip to the store.  That was my goal for this week, to not have a major shopping trip.  So far it seems like I will only need to pick up a few things.

Do you have a favorite chicken soup recipe that works well in the slow cooker?  If you are willing to share I would love to take a look.  Even better if it can then also be frozen.